By Scott Pearson
He's No Good To Me
Completing the Kubrick Early Bird Set is 6 of the most notorious characters
in the Star Wars saga, the Empire Strikes Back Bounty
Hunters: Dengar, IG-88, Boba Fett, Bossk, 4-LOM and Zuckuss!
The detail on these little 2" figures is amazing and are
every bit as detailed as their 3 3/4" counterparts. These
are Officially Licensed LFL figures made by Medicom and only
available at retail in Japan. Read on for more on the
greatest thing to come out of Japan since Godzilla!
First up is the bandaged
one, Dengar. He comes with a long rifle and depicts
the ROTJ backpackless version rather than the ESB version.
(which is the same as the 3 3/4" Figure) Very nice detailing
on the armor and the bandage is removable.
Coming in at the tallest
of the 6 Bounty Hunters, IG-88 stands a little
rest of his counterparts. The android is equipped with his
long rifle and Imperial Style blaster. A nicely sculpted
bandolier and his trademark pointy head complete the tall
Boba is the cream of the new
Kubrick Crop. He comes with his trademarkrifle and a cute
little blaster. Also included is a removable rocket and
working jets on the backpack. His helmet is also removable. This is the chase figure of the group as
well. There are three known Boba variations. The most common
and the one I received is the Empire decoed version. The
second is a ROTJ colored version with brown colored
gauntlets and a red belt. And third and most rare is a
Prototype colored version with green and yellow gauntlets.
The trick is that each figure comes in hidden foil pouches
and boxes so you do not know what figure you will be getting
when you buy a Boba Fett box.
Bossk is another great
little figure and comes with his stylized
rifle. He can't
really hold his rifle so I slung it over his shoulder.
The head on Bossk is very cool and well done. His arms
his toes are both custom builds and so are both
removable. He matches up well with the movie
Probably my favorite of the 6 Hunters
is the very well done 4-LOM. His coloring and paint
details are superb! Take a look at the nice
around his eyes and great rust paint application on
chest. He comes packed with a long rifle which
is identical to rifles
that come with Dengar and
Rounding out the sextet is the Gand
Zuckuss. The neat feature on
Zuckuss is the addition of a
cloth outer cloak. This is probably my
least favorite of
the set since I don't think the cloth works well
looks sort of out of place with the rest of the
figures. His cool
little rifle though is a nice
addition and his head sculpt is great.
The packaging is all very
similar. The front shows a picture of what
will be getting (again, you are not sure what Boba Fett you
will be getting) and the figures come in a case of 12. The
4x Boba Fett
The back of the box
shows the figure again with Boba's famous
line "He's no
good to me dead".
I purchased my set off of eBay
for around $12 per figure shipped.
Prices seem to have
risen slightly since then but eBay remains a great option.
There are some Japanese Kubrick Stores that sell these
on-line. JediDefender sponsor Brian's Toys also sells
a set of 6 for $100 shipped as well as individual
word on what lies next in the world of Kubrick
Figures. A Darth
Vader would be really nice to
complete the Bounty Hunter scene. This line may have
just started getting off the ground with the Early Bird and
Bounty Hunter sets. Stay tuned to JediDefender for all
news concerning Star Wars Kubricks!